Opening the skiing season 2017/18

Today I had another day off and since the weather was sunny and nice but too windy to kayak, I opened the skiing season today. It was just 4.3 km but a good start to try out my brand new skis. Oh my, they are quite fast and it will take some time till I’ll get used to them. The snow wasn’t perfect neither but it was fun anyway.

Thanks to Y. in Umeå for her purchase advice and for her professional waxing!

Thanks to Friluftsfrämjandet Skelleftehamn for preparing the ski track in Skelleftehamn!

2 comments to “Opening the skiing season 2017/18”

  1. Ma H B 2017-12-15 12:09

    Dear Olaf, 65 years ago, when I was skiing, in Germany they said „ski heil“. The same I wish you. Heil for your body and your skis!
    Yours Ma

  2. way-up-north 2017-12-15 12:41

    Dear Ma H B, I know the greeting “Ski heil!” but I never heard it by myself as long as I remember. Seems a bit outdated now.

    For the German readers: There’s a page about different greetings, but most of them I never heard.

    The ballooning greeting mentioned on this web page however is right.

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